River Bank Run official winner named


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) –- The results are in, and the official winner of the Fifth Third River Bank Run 25 K race has been named.

Samson Gebreyohannes Gezahai, 22, of Kenya., was the first person to cross the finish line Saturday morning with an official time of 1:14:07.

(Click this link to see the video of Marc Thompson interviewing Gezahai right after he crossed the finished line on your mobile device)

Gezahai was followed by 28-year-old Christopher Landry of Ann Arbor, Mich. with an official time of 1:14:18, and 29-year-old Shadrack Biwott of Folsom, Calif. with an official time of 1:14:30.

Fifth Third River Bank Run top 10 25K finishersIf Landry’s time holds up, it will tie the American record.

27-year-old Kellyn Johnson-Taylor of Flagstaff, AZ was the first woman to cross the finish line of the 25K race with an official time of 1:25:25. Johnson-Taylor was followed by 37-year-old Dot McMahan of Rochester, MI at 1:27:17 and then 26-year-old Mattie Suver of Colorado Springs, CO with a time of 1:27:32.

The winner of the 10K race was 33-year-old Lucas Humphrey, 33, of Franklin, Mich. with an official time of 30:50. He was followed by 26-year-old Julius Kiptoo of Toledo, Ohio with an official time of 31:22 and Landon Peacock of Alexandria, Va. with an official time of 31:32.

In the women’s division, 27-year-old Sarah Boyle from Brighton, MI finished with an official time of 35:01.

Peacock was also the official winner of the 5K race with an official time of 14:44. The 5K ended just before the start of the 10K race. 23-year-old Amanda Eccleston of Ann Arbor, MI led the female division with a time of 16:49.

Official results have been released and racers can find their official results on the Fifth Third River Bank Run page.

 

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